Project Reveal: We’re going to make this home work!

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Project Reveal: We’re going to make this home work!


I am so excited to be sharing this project reveal today! Our first Renovation Discovery Meeting with this family was in April of 2019. We went through the wants, wishes, and dreams, and then came up with our proposal to work with this family.

As life got extremely busy and our renovation calendar was full, we ended up starting the design process in February of 2020 and presented options for our clients. Due to the family schedule , we booked this whole home renovation to start at the beginning of June, 2020.

project reveal for main floor kitchen
Conceptual Design of the new kitchen | Sheri Bruneau, Designer

Before: Pain Points

When families wish to renovate, it is usually due to the home not functioning well for them. For my clients, the kitchen was a major pain point for them. The angled island, the tiered counter/eating area, and the lack of space between the island and the outer cabinets were the major pain points.

You can read about all of the changes in this blog.

BEFORE: The Kitchen

On the list to change was also to get rid of the honey oak.

BEFORE honey oak and dated paint colour.

Updating the tile around the fireplace was a must (along with the wall colour).

BEFORE fireplace in the bonus room

The primary bathroom had a door that got in the way of using storage as well as in the way for pure function.

BEFORE Primary bath with a door right in the way!

The primary bathroom and main bathroom also had a tub surround, dated tile, and a dated counter. Can we say ‘good bye’ banjo over the toilet?

BEFORE the Primary and Main bath with tub surround

It was our goal to make this home work for the family. While my clients looked at moving, it simply was not going to be an option. Making this home work for this growing family (with their third baby due in December) was our task.

The Reveal

If you had a chance to read the blog about our plan, then you will know there were extensive changes that were planned for this home. Both the main floor and the second story were going to be getting some love.

For this home, we also had the opportunity to plan and order a lot of the furniture mixing in some custom pieces and filling in the gaps with readily available items. I chuckle as I write this as ‘readily available‘ during Covid are two words that DO NOT go hand in hand! We just received the last bit of furniture that was ordered in June (ordered from a Canadian company thinking sourcing ‘locally’ would help).

Are you ready? Here are a few of the phots to show the great changes!

AFTER the new kitchen included a brand new island, additional cabinets including the new glass cabinet. | Sheri Bruneau, Designer

The new eating area had us source all the furniture for this space from a Canadian company. The gorgeous floor is throughout the entire main floor. | Sheri Bruneau, Designer

Family Room off the kitchen now includes a custom sectional and chair along with IKEA storage for the TV. Our clients chose to re-use their existing area rug| Sheri Bruneau, Designer

Project Reveal Primary bathroom with new soaker tub, new tile floor, new tile surround around the bath | Sheri Bruneau, Designer

The new fireplace in the bonus room. We chose a simply penny round tile with darker grout to accentuate the shape | Sheri Bruneau, Designer

Renovated bonus room
For the bonus room above the garage, we created two areas for our clients. A TV viewing area and a play area for the girls. A custom sectional was added along with tall storage for books, etc. | Sheri Bruneau, Designer

main floor renovation
The bonus room now has two distinct areas. One for watching TV and one for a play area. | Sheri Bruneau, Designer

You can check out all of the photos in our portfolio HERE.

Whole Home Renovation

Although this project was slated to be completed in 7 weeks, we had to add on an additional week for the scope of work to be all completed. In addition, we waited for what seemed like forever for furniture. I’m happy to report that we are now all finished with our work. My clients are soon going to be having their third baby and I’m sure they will make many wonderful memories in their new home!

Sheri Bruneau

Looking to renovate or remodel your main bathroom but need a little, or a lot of help? CLICK HERE to contact us to either work virtually, or in person, to create a new space for your home.

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